Playreaders Switch from Comedy to Drama

Cast of "The Browning Version:" (Standing) Hal McCown, D. Hall, Charley Ensley, John Dolan, and Jane Borr. (Seated) Al Johnson and Jackie Kokemor.

Oakmont Playreaders concluded “The Browning Version,” by Terrance Rattigan, last week and now are on to more dramatic venues as Ron White presents “Dinner With Friends,” by Donald Margulies. This play is read on August 9 and 16 by Ron White, Sandy White, Ginna Zoellner, John Dolan, and Ginny Smith. Over the past decade, Donald Margulies has written some of the most insightful works in contemporary American drama. As with all of Margulies’s work, he is a master of observing what might be considered the ordinary moments of life and its foibles with fresh ears. Dinner with Friends is a funny yet bittersweet examination of the married lives of two couples who have been extremely close for dozens of years. Although it seems to be treading on familiar ground, Dinner keeps changing its perspective to show how one couple’s breakup can have equally devastating effects on another’s stability. On August 23 and 30, Sandy White presents “Passing Strangers,” by Eric Chappell. The cast includes: Jeff Sheff, Jackie Kokemor, Sandy White, Hal McCown, Mark Rosen, and Charley Hensley.

Caption: Cast of “The Browning Version,” by Terrance Rattigan. Standing: Hal McCown, D. Hall, Charley Ensley, John Dolan, and Jane Borr. Seated: Al Johnson and Jackie Kokemor.


Evening Bocce

Thursday, August 19, an evening event of bocce and food was held at the Bocce Ball Courts. A group of 28 people attended. A special

Work-Out Wearables

Do clothes make the exercise easier? From Summer Olympics to Seniors in Oakmont, that is the question. Though not ready for Vogue, OHI regulars dress for success, fitness success. Join them and join the red carpet of daring designs.

9/11 Memories and Exercise

Today we remember the day that shocked and shook the world with a painful look back. This is also a time to look ahead at how to mitigate lingering negative responses. Living in constant concern, anxiety and fear robs the good from each day. Deep breathing and reading comics may be ways to cope. Talking to a positive person might be another. And still a third: exercise.

Classes in October and November

OTLC is in the process of revamping the technology classroom at the CAC. A new high-resolution projector is being installed. Fourteen old computer desks have